Sarah duPont

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Sarah duPont "has served on numerous boards; she presently serves on the board of the Amazon Conservation Association, the National Environmental Trust Committee for Biodiversity, the Board of Visitors of Wake Forest University, the associate board of the Upton Foundation and the University of Virginia Arts Council Emeritus Advisory Board."[1]

"Sarah duPont is the President and Founder of the Amazon Aid Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes greater awareness and increased scientific knowledge of the Amazon to people and cultures worldwide. A vocal advocate of ecological preservation, Sarah works with neo-tropical scientists to study Amazonian biodiversity with an eye toward educating the public and introducing cutting-edge conservation practices to the region. For over 20 years, Sarah has dedicated herself to promoting arts in education, creating projects locally and internationally. In the fall of 2010 Sarah, along with Gigi Hancock, wife of legendary great, Herbie Hancock, co-founded Ciamo, an arts and music school based in Benin, Africa. Sarah has had both past and present board experience, serving on the following boards: University of Virginia Children’s Medical Center, the University of Virginia Council for the Arts, the Amazon Conservation Association, the Upton Foundation, Rachel's Network and the Wake Forest University’s Board of Visitors. She has been the recipient of the Charlottesville Village Award, the Dorothy Corwin Spirit of Life Award, the Global Syndicate Humanitarian Award and Worldwide Children’s Foundation of New York’s Humanitarian Award. Sarah lives on a farm in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband Douglas and an assortment of animals." [2]

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  1. Amazon Conservation Association Board, organizational web page, accessed April 23, 2012.
  2. Amazon Aid Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed October 7, 2013.
  3. Sudan Sunrise Leadership, organizational web page, accessed April 23, 2012.